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nicolai there it's. on. syria an international chemical weapons experts converge on moscow to discuss how damascus can get its toxic arsenal out of the country a condition that prevented an american strike on the war torn state that's among the stories that made the year twenty third street. a car blast rips through central beirut killing a former finance minister and four other people or people near the lebanese government headquarters. the british economy could edge past the sluggish germany over the next two decades according to a new forecast but for those who are not part of the affluent elite there is little cause to celebrate. and. inventor of the a k forty seven has been seen off in style his funeral held outside
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moscow with all the pomp and circumstance of a man who put his stamp on global war fare. watching r t international live from moscow with me and he said no way it's been almost three years and there's still no end in sight for the war in syria which is escalated way beyond a conventional standoff between rebel forces and the government here twenty thirteen has brought more trial and trauma for the people of the country and more obstacles for the global players trying to broker a solution. a study by a defense consultancy earlier this year so that out of one hundred thousand rebels in syria who are fragmented into multiple gangs more than half are extremist the
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hottest in fact make up around ten percent of the armed opposition while more than a third are thought to be islamic hardliners the rest are more moderate but their voices are being increasingly drowned out by the radicals or riff and oceano was in the midst of a war on the christian town of mosul lula which suffered a deadly assault from al-qaeda linked fighters. but. the mood is cheerful soldiers are smiling and relieved the jihadists have been booted out when you look at this some of them were killed some of them escaped but the. locals joined the army to defend the native town the soldiers in light colored uniforms of the so-called national defense of the terrain here is very difficult with mountains and caves but we know
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the area better so we are carrying on with the operation of that. we come across one grocery shop owner who we filmed back in two thousand and twelve then he told us that the armed rebels hasn't come to their village and why would they this time he's armed with a gun and a monster and soldiers and he has some question is again a story of thirty if syria is a land of history and of love there was no they sent terrorists here from all corners of the world to kill syrians and each other why i asked the world why if a european citizen is so much just slapped across the face they'd be a scam going on in syria how many victims how many hundreds of thousands have been slaughtered why will it stop with quickly find out that it won't be today held by the militants for a week it seems that mountain tops of fear hotel still poses a threat that sufi hotel our goal was the liberated them push on to mark tough
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climb on the street but we couldn't do it there snipers are everywhere malala is home to many christian churches and monasteries as well as mosques everywhere we go here we see either crosses on their rents now added to these we see blagged how does flags. it's time to head back right. to trial in the car something goes wrong the whole. world. we take cover in a place where we find dozens of army soldiers hiding from enemy's bullets. the main road is being targeted and it sees our only way out. we think over our chances when our engineer gets hit. is all about you know your group of much. pressure. but. thankfully it's not serious over water
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but it becomes clear we can't wait a minute more. ok much of a shock when i was stuck here in this corner and we're now trying to get out of here for years and this was. no no no. those have been only think there aren't back then they go clear a lot. more focus also drew the bullets did you hear them whizzing by. but now say that we
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really take care of. the fire and you're behind this. and you're told that this is here no me here. that's how do you make. sure you get paid. and we leave while governmental forces continue their frenzy for a minute. which despite the claims remains under siege. for fourteen from syria. things came to a head in august this year when the us threatened to bomb syrian targets washington accuse the also the government of a chemical attack outside damascus that killed hundreds of civilians but was unable to produce proof moscow moved in to defuse the situation picking up on an american suggestion that syria voluntarily destroy its chemical arsenal that resulted in a un resolution kick starting the disarmament process the first stage of which has
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already been completed delegations are now meeting in moscow to discuss some of the technicalities our teams are going to go to school has more. well you can see the first hurdle or rather task which is destroying the facilities where the chemical weapons were stored and produced and then gathering all the chemicals together that has been completed now we are at the stage two and that is the transportation of all chemicals to the port of latakia and now the there is the deadline for that and that was december thirty first but organization for provision of chemical weapons is saying that deadline is most likely not to be met because you don't have to transform the chemicals the route they have to go via the route from damascus to latakia which of unfortunately is rife with various armed gangs populating the area so that could present some danger although russia is helping out in that regard by sending its special heavy duty armored trucks and lorries in
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order to transport these chemicals now after they reach the port of latakia the chemicals will be boarded on several vessels belonging to denmark norway and head over to italy where they will be transferred to another vessel this one is belonging to the united states there is also of course the issue of the actual destruction of the chemicals and there are two ways that could be done and the details are being figured out today. by all parties participating in this rather difficult and very sophisticated task and according to the russian there presented to the russian history of foreign affairs there are some kinks that they need along the way when talking to the representatives of the united states but again russia is remaining very hopeful that the talks today will be very productive and of course they're saying that they're smoothing things out along the way as they go well though syria's willingness to scrap its chemical arms was enough to avert an american strike the process of plenty of pitfalls along the way and not all experts
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agree that it's even a good idea. comical weapons are not there just to for fun they were there it was a time it was really a group the way it was going. so it was a broader issue it was a question of good weapons of mass destruction zone of the middle east which he was blocking for the same reason so this is a war for it's good it's the birth of course for the broader opportunity. not he who flew. the u.k. is on track to become europe's largest economy with a new report predicting it will overtake the industrial might of germany by twenty thirteen but for those who are not part of the money elite it may be a little early to celebrate it's the rich including top bankers who are set to reap the rewards as artie's polybe reports. for many of those working here in the city
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of london two thousand and thirteen has been a year of prosperity thanks to a tax cut that kicked in earlier this spring the u.k.'s highest earners have been able to make even more money that we have the rate of tax for people earning over one hundred fifty thousand pounds per year has gone down from fifty pence to forty five so for every hundred pounds they earn over that fifty pounds used to go straight into the treasury but that figure has now been reduced and now they're only paying forty five pounds to the tax man from every hundred now all these save five as a rounding up in the u.k. is authorization labor party has done the math they say that collectively the u.k.'s highest earners have saved almost one hundred million pounds thanks to the tax cuts you have seen the longest fall in living standards on record you've got half a million people using parents know you've got i think homelessness is up by around
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since two thousand and ten these are serious problems why is the government choosing to protect this when the government's made such play of the need for strategic bizarre there's little evidence that it benefits the u.k. economy so most of the people. who have their taxes cut you know they're not investing that money this investment storm before they're just going to basically london isn't called a millionaire's playground for nothing you have more super rich individuals living in the capital than anywhere else in the world you have the world's most expensive houses here and butlers a back in fashion but away from the glitz and glamour thirteen million brits are going to be starting the new year living in poverty u.k. prime minister david cameron has been fighting off claims that his political party only represents the privileged few but this latest tax cut only benefits the
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richest one percent poly boyko artsy london. across the atlantic while taxes are a point of contention it's executive bonuses that are evoking more and more public a new report suggests that this year the u.s. bankers will be paid almost a hundred billion dollars on top of their salaries alexis goldstein an activist from the other ninety eight percent pro-equality group told us that those same banks are still receiving subsidies from taxpayers these big wall street banks pay their employees a very high b. salary usually in the range of like one hundred fifty thousand to two hundred fifty thousand but then on top of that they get this sort of performance bonus and the way that they're tallied is there's a number of surveys they basically just taught us how much money they had set aside for bonuses in two thousand and thirteen and that's how we arrived at the ninety one point four four billion dollars it is crazy right especially when you think about earlier this year there was this bloomberg article about how the government
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there is like a government subsidy of eighty three billion dollars so it's almost as if all of that government subsidy is just going right back into bonuses but this is just way that wall street has worked for a really long time before say we're going to continue to see these problems and that's why we're saying listen you shouldn't get to take these big dollars that you've gotten in this ill gotten ways and give them to yourselves you should give it back to the people that you've harmed. the top generals of the global hacker community are gathering in hamburg ready to close ranks on government snooping they've got some high profile and experience figures fighting for their cause peter oliver now joins me live from the chaos in acacia congress pete so who are these heavyweights we're talking about here. well we're going to see some of the big names in online privacy campaigning for online privacy speaking here in hamburg at the communications conference the thirtieth year that this is being going this year though it's some of the really big names for around the world we're
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looking at people like glenn greenwood the greenwald the journalist he's going to be giving the keynote speech he's going to be opening the first day here in hamburg at the around eight pm local time also other campaign it jacob will be giving it talk and the also by video link up there's going to be a talk by julian assange on show big names in the old online privacy into speak a little bit more about how many people more people have come here this year than. and how much attention is being given to the online privacy i'm joined now by michael link he's a privacy activist mike thanks very much for talking to me because the leaks from edward snowden increased people's interest in looking after their online privacy i think if you look on the top fifty doesn't seem to have big waves but i'm it's not only my want of using it to go on to be have a big impact because it's about how we want to live together in our society together not only in germany not only in the u.s.
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or in russia but everywhere and i think is kind of seat it's being done in two years and it will grow up in wartime ever and who have a big impact are you saying that more people are trying to look after their online identities and try and protect themselves here not a question a lot of people do in many different ways some people start to encrypt the e-mails other ones try to do so you may or it's a social net communication but to at all it's a big change to be oh just looking at this moment it thank you very much that was michael ebeling. the thirtieth anniversary of the chaos communication conference we'll be bringing you all the latest from here as we get it throughout the four days of this conference. reporting live from hamburg thanks for that. well ahead for you this hour a report on the horrific of facts of a deadly narcotic labeled the flesh eating zombies drugging putting out extend an
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early grave and it's alarmingly cheap and simple to make. the. economic downturn in the final months days. and the rest because i think he makes you believe every week. for the new book the moment life in the new knowledge base your life you know.
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pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm real researcher. welcome back you're watching our change of national live from moscow the final farewell with state honors has been held for the legendary weapons designer. in the moscow region artie's your position all of is there and now joins us live hugo or it's over tell us what was the atmosphere like. well with your military cemetery just outside of. moscow where kalashnikov has just been laid to his final resting place his family members former associates friends former
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colleagues officials including the president and the defense minister all came here to pay their last respects the funeral itself was conducted in full court including the final salute we heard three shots three rounds rather fired from the a k forty seven that mikhail kalashnikov invented and we also heard from his daughter who talked about her father and she said that have devoted his entire life to his job working without days off without holidays and said that it stayed like that up to the very last moments of his life. you got you've met kalashnikov in in life while he was alive tell us a little bit about your experience and what he was like as a person. i did have the privilege of meeting. around four years ago on his ninetieth birthday he was decorated with the star of the hero of russia by the president of the kremlin and even though he had problems
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with his hearing his hands were shaking a lot he still made a firm impression of a man with a very sharp mind who were quite devoted to his work and quite affectionate about his homeland and i asked him if he ever expected that his invention that would would become so widespread and he said he was quite sad that unfortunately it's often used by gangs and terrorists while his sole purpose of making it was to create a weapon which would protect his homeland not to attack anyone. truly is an iconic figure for russian history is definitely made an impact on the walden is leaving us with a major legacy right your corpus can all live from where. thanks for. well you can read about the life of the man who created the world's most widely produced firearm on our t. dot com also on our web site for you the arctic thirty environmental protesters are
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finally free to return home moscow as dropped all charges against them for trying to board an offshore oil rig in a started issuing exit visas get the full story on our website. plus after decades of complex negotiations the way is clear for japan to move a u.s. army base on its territory but not nearly as far away as the crowds of protesting locals had hoped that story in full on our t.v. dot com. in lebanon at least five people have been killed and seventy wounded in a huge car blas near the parliament building in beirut or mideast correspondent paul the slayer is following the situation. when a massive car bomb explosion has rocked central beirut and it has killed the former lebanese economy minister mohammed. now he was a close aide of the former lebanese prime minister the blast shook the capital santa which is only a few meters away from the parliament buildings as well as government headquarters
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and a number of five star hotels the people in the vicinity caught fire when live footage shows them screaming and writhing in pain there were also cars that were safe and blaze thick smoke covered the entire area in the explosion also set fires blazing at several different points it is understood that the target of the attack was the convoy. who was also a member of the future amusement and was a former lebanese ambassador to the united states almost immediately and even since rushed to the scene troops have been deployed nearby and we are of the understanding that security forces in lebanon have been on a state of high alert for at least ten days now they which has been hit by several deadly attacks over the past few months as tensions rise over syria's civil war there was back in november twin suicide bombings those happening near the iranian embassy and then over the summer there was
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a number of bombings in the heart of his village stronghold in south beirut. protesters have spilled onto the streets of turkey's made cities piling pressure on the government which is now teetering on the brink of collapse activists are demanding that it resign over a corruption scandal that's already forced the prime minister to replace ten of his cabinet members analysts say faces an uphill struggle to remain in power. now between the so-called good man woman and party and what sides have you nothing when you should against each other but i see we can expect to see more allegations or or corruption scandals to pop up and you see it does dan deflowered gate it's will be broken down that may bring down our growing government his reaction after eight days concerns that he is increasingly becoming the laureate smith actually bring an end to his garments because now he's accusing the u.s.
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government the cia israel and using quite a few anti-semitic terms asking that accusations of the so-called quote unquote jewish lobby is they didn't give him part protests last summer so i think he is he is quite fluid that this me a reach up to him and may topple him. on our website we delve deeper into the bribery scandal that's causing red faces in the turkish leadership head to our team dot com for that. a look now at some other stories making headlines around the world thousands of protests march through the vote kerry in capital calling for the resignation of the socialist led government and snap elections students studying abroad and returning home for christmas join the rallies as part of the so-called early risers protest movement and government demonstrations have become a regular sight in bulgaria over the past six months since the government was caught up in a corruption scandal. israel has launched a new round of airstrikes on gaza in retaliation against two rocket attacks from
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the palestinian territory tel aviv says it targeted militant sites including arms production and storage facilities it's the second wave of strikes in the space of three days the previous one left a small girl dead. a fire in a shopping mall has killed at least four people and injured thirty five in southwest china the blaze caused by a natural gas explosion quickly spread throughout the building it took twenty eight firefighter crews four hours to put out the flames the search for survivors is still ongoing. a suicide car bomber has hit an international military convoy in afghanistan's capital killing three foreign soldiers the taliban has claimed responsibility for the incident which also left at least six civilians injured this comes after a spate of attacks in the city it's a narcotic that's ravaged parts of provincial russia named crocodile because of the scaly marks it leaves on the body where it's injected the concoction is highly addictive and the ingredients are dirt cheap but in a question of
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a now on the horrific effects of the debt the draft. it's two years since drug addict alexina lost his best friend and every december i have visited his grave and the of the new author andrew was a group except he was into advertising he was involved in several projects but the thing just killed him he couldn't stop it chased him to death that thing was done some more for an extremely addictive opioid to which users inject as a better known as crocodile because it gives out x. keeley gangrenous skin as also described as the flash be dropped it causes severe brain damage or skin eventually falls off and kills addicks within two years alexy managed to escape the consequences of the drug but his story is more of an exception than the rule in reality those who tried the so-called world's deadliest drug even ones pay dearly for the cheap high and all too often they end up here
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or abroad and you've got to remember my friend couldn't work because of the drug he needed to inject again it became an obsession in the end he was only working to afford the crocodile is cheap costing just in terms of the price of regular herring and most worryingly manufactured at home using over the counter chemicals. at the pleasure is that one of the main factors widespread over responsible decisions made about could be under the ninety's where the health minister it was the sales regulations of medicine which contains called the well no one needed a prescription to buy medicine. alexy agreed to show us just how easy it is to get the vital ingredient painkillers. we were on our way to the drugstore i don't have any prescription but i believe i'll get everything i need to it's not a problem. it's. take him
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long just five minutes and he was back alexy tells us that crocodile is made from buying condoms with ordinary household detergents or event gasoline which every summer is just a conflict even god so many different really dangerous toxic ingredients and what they get in return is a very intense and very short time i know the diction has developed so fast faster than heroin this is a drug of poor there's a kind of forward anything you rushes problem with crocodile peaked at the turn of the century sense that the veil ability of coding has been have a restricted and pharmacist as one of the lockyer addicts has survived after quitting crocodile aleksey has a stark warning about on india what you don't do it this thing just turns you into a monster it's you insulated it's so painful it's so scary you lose everything your friends your family everything. i do question our moscow go up coming up
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